Natural Resources


Log Graders and Scalers

grade logs or estimate the marketable content or value of logs or pulpwood in sorting yards, millpond, log deck, or similar locations. Inspect logs for defects or measure logs to determine volume.
$38940
No degree required
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Fallers

use axes or chainsaws to fell trees using knowledge of tree characteristics and cutting techniques to control direction of fall and minimize tree damage.
$49520
No degree required
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Logging Equipment Operators

drive logging tractor or wheeled vehicle equipped with one or more accessories, such as bulldozer blade, frontal shear, grapple, logging arch, cable winches, hoisting rack, or crane boom, to fell tree; to skid, load, unload, or stack logs; or to pull stumps or clear brush. Includes operating stand-alone logging machines, such as log chippers.
$43570
No degree required
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Forest and Conservation Workers

under supervision, perform manual labor necessary to develop, maintain, or protect areas such as forests, forested areas, woodlands, wetlands, and rangelands through such activities as raising and transporting seedlings; combating insects, pests, and diseases harmful to plant life; and building structures to control water, erosion, and leaching of soil. Includes forester aides, seedling pullers, tree planters, and gatherers of nontimber forestry products such as pine straw.
$33520
Bachelor’s degree
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Hunters and Trappers

hunt and trap wild animals for human consumption, fur, feed, bait, or other purposes.
$34330
No degree required
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Fishers and Related Fishing Workers

use nets, fishing rods, traps, or other equipment to catch and gather fish or other aquatic animals from rivers, lakes, or oceans, for human consumption or other uses. May haul game onto ship.
$34330
No degree required
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Forest and Conservation Technicians

provide technical assistance regarding the conservation of soil, water, forests, or related natural resources. May compile data pertaining to size, content, condition, and other characteristics of forest tracts, under the direction of foresters; or train and lead forest workers in forest propagation, fire prevention and suppression. May assist conservation scientists in managing, improving, and protecting rangelands and wildlife habitats.
$42780
No degree required
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Geophysical Data Technicians

measure, record, or evaluate geological data, using sonic, electronic, electrical, seismic, or gravity-measuring instruments to prospect for oil or gas. May collect or evaluate core samples or cuttings.
$61130
Bachelor’s degree
Strong job growth
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Geological Sample Test Technicians

test or analyze geological samples, crude oil, or minerals to detect presence of petroleum, gas, or mineral deposits indicating potential for exploration or production or to determine physical or chemical properties to ensure that products meet quality standards.
$61130
Bachelor’s degree
Strong job growth
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Foresters

Alex Wick from
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manage public and private forested lands for economic, recreational, and conservation purposes. May inventory the type, amount, and location of standing timber, appraise the timber’s worth, negotiate the purchase, and draw up contracts for procurement. May determine how to conserve wildlife habitats, creek beds, water quality, and soil stability, and how best to comply with environmental regulations. May devise plans for planting and growing new trees, monitor trees for healthy growth, and determine optimal harvesting schedules.
$66000
Bachelor’s degree
High job satisfaction
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Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists

Charli Burbidge from
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study the origins, behavior, diseases, genetics, and life processes of animals and wildlife. May specialize in wildlife research and management. May collect and analyze biological data to determine the environmental effects of present and potential use of land and water habitats.
$70510
Bachelor’s degree
High job satisfaction
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Soil and Water Conservationists

plan or develop coordinated practices for soil erosion control, soil or water conservation, or sound land use.
$69020
Bachelor’s degree
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Water Resource Specialists

design or implement programs and strategies related to water resource issues such as supply, quality, and regulatory compliance issues.
$154930
Bachelor’s degree
High job satisfaction
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Natural Sciences Managers

plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
$154930
Bachelor’s degree
High job satisfaction
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